I have a question that I hope someone can answer for me. I'm the cashier for one warehouse of a beverage bottling/distributing company. I do local reconciliation of the delivery routes and serve as point-of-contact between the delivery drivers and the corporate office.
One of my duties is to write RSAs (Route Salesman Adjustment) if a driver is short on money or product, and the driver must sign it. I don't have a problem with this - - up to this point I haven't had this occur. The accounting department in the corporate office, however, uses these RSAs to charge everything possible back to the drivers. If there is no store stamp on an invoice, the driver is held responsible for it until it is paid. If a company short-pays an invoice, the difference is charged back to the driver. If a check is returned, it's charged back to the driver until he collects for it. If there's a pricing issue, the difference is charged back to the driver. The forms are completed at the corporate office and faxed to our warehouse - - apparently no driver signature is required.
Up to now, I have refused to write RSAs for these things for which the driver is not responsible, or which can be easily corrected. It's my personal belief that the majority of the RSAs written are unfair at the very least, if not totally illegal. The corporate office has begun insisting that I write the RSAs at the local level so they don't have to do it. I suspect they're needing the drivers' signatures before they can legally withhold these things from their paychecks.
Do I have any grounds for refusing to write these RSAs? I would appreciate any input from someone who knows more about the laws than I.